Advocate Update

Everyone Goes Home® Advocate Update

– The work that was accomplished by everyone involved was spectacular; we are excited to have had the opportunity to work with the entire group. READ

Holiday Safety - Do It for Don!

Call to Action for Holiday Safety Following Tragic Maryland Fire

– Sher Grogg talks about how she lost her brother, sister-in-law, and their four grandchildren in a devastating Christmas tree fire in 2015. She offers holiday safety tips so that other families do not have to experience this tragedy. READ


New firefighter tribute video kicks-off National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) fundraiser

– Singer/songwriter Dave Carroll’s new music video, “The Fallen and the Brave” honors firefighters who died while protecting their communities. This tribute was shot at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland.  READ

Help Researchers Learn More About Suicide and Mental Health Among Women Firefighters

– The Carson J. Spencer Foundation and researchers at Florida State University are collaborating to conduct a national study on the behavioral health of women firefighters. READ


Everyone Goes Home® Photo Contest Winner

– Congratulations to Kim Fitzsimmons, our Everyone Goes Home® Photo Contest winner! Kim’s photo received 162 Likes by 11:00 am Friday, September 16. She will receive a roundtrip coach class air... READ


Moving the fire service along the technology highway

– As the world becomes increasingly technologically savvy, can the fire service also put these tools to use to improve safety and health? In July, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) brought together 80 fire service officers, health and science researchers, and developers and manufacturers for the Fire Service Technology Summit to address this question.  READ

Joint Statement from the IAFC, NFFF, NFPA and NVFC

– Over the past few months, there have been an alarming number of firefighter fatalities. In light of that, we do want to remind every operational firefighter, company officer, crew boss, superintendent, and command officer about the importance of situational awareness, evaluation of risk, value of risk as compared to the likelihood of success and the all-important desire of your family, loved one’s and friends that they want every firefighter to go home at the end of their tour of duty. READ


Honor your fellow firefighters who died in the line of duty

– Firefighters will climb the equivalent of 110 stories to symbolize the number of floors in the Twin Towers. 15 years after the September 11th attacks, we will honor the 343 firefighter from FDNY, the 37 Port Authority Police officers, and the 23 NYPD officers who died that day.  READ

Dr. Sara A. Jahnke Receives the 2016 Dr. John Granito Award for Excellence in Fire Leadership and Management Research

– Dr. Jahnke presented the keynote address, “Health, Wellness, and Readiness in the Fire Service,” as part of the Research Symposium sponsored by Fire Protection Publications immediately prior to the IFSTA Validation Conference. The Granito Award is presented annually to an individual who has significantly advanced the fire leadership and management literature through their research efforts. READ

Dr. David A. Greene Receives the IFSJLM Annual Research Symposium Oklahoma State University Student Presentation Prize

– Dr. Greene was recognized in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the annual IFSJLM Research Symposium. During the opening session, Dr. David A. Greene received the Prize and presented a paper on the findings of his recent dissertation research. READ